New solar farm project in NSW soon to go underway
By Russell Burford on 20 December 2018
Edify Energy’s $407 million solar farm development near Griffith has been given the green light for development by the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment.
Approximately 10 kilometres from the town of Darlington Point, the 275MW Darlington Point Solar Farm is located on a 975-hectare site adjacent TransGrid’s substation at Donald Ross Drive and will comprise of 800,000 to 1 million solar panels that will be mounted on single-axis tracking systems, spread out across a 710-hectare section of the project site.
The multi-million project is the 49th solar farm in the State and aims to power over 130,000 homes each year, boost the local economy, increase electricity capacity, help cut greenhouse emissions and provide up to 300 jobs during and after construction.
The solar farm will be able to generate up to 577,000MW hours of renewable energy a year, once completed.